Is this normal? common pregnancy symptoms by trimester
By Dr. Samantha Berg, Board Certified OB/GYN
First plus sign? Congrats, mama! Though I've cared for thousands of women and deliver sweet babies almost on a daily basis, I'm forever in awe of what our bodies are capable of in bringing new life into the world. But just because it's incredible doesn't mean it doesn't get pretty uncomfortable hosting a tiny human in your uterus for 9 months. Your body is undergoing so many physical changes, redirecting resources, and even shifting organs to make a nice home for them to thrive.
Pregnancy symptoms can pop up right from the beginning, and change throughout the course of your pregnancy due to fluctuating hormones and your growing baby. Some pretty unexpected ones too (think bleeding gums, congestion, and wider feet). Though every woman's body is different, it's good to be aware of the most common pregnancy symptoms to help put your mind at ease or know when you should call the doctor.
First trimester symptoms
second trimester symptoms
third trimester symptoms
Wherever you are in your journey, I hope that you are feeling well, nourishing your body, and resting as much as you can. Every pregnancy is different, and some are more of a struggle than others, but there's no reason to suffer. Talk to your doctor about the options available to get relief, and don't be shy about contacting us day or night if something feels off. You know your body best and we're here to help ensure you and baby stay safe and healthy.
Dr. Berg is a board certified OB/GYN who completed her medical degree at Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. She then completed her internship and residency at the University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center. Dr. Berg’s private practice specializes in comprehensive healthcare for women, including obstetrics and general gynecology. She practices in San Diego where she currently resides with her husband and one-year-old son.